I was so excited when first saw this tag going around on blogs and You Tube because I really am a lipstick addict! I can definitely say I have more lipsticks and lip glosses than any other make up products and it's always the first products that I gravitate for whenever I'm checking out a make up display/collection.
As you will also see with my answers, my favorite lip products are nude shades and I'm also horrible at picking favorites, so I have more than one answers to a lot of the questions!
I had to pick two because I have one favorite for during the day and one for during the night. During the day, I like using Nivea A Kiss of Olive Oil & Lemon. I love using this alone on no make up days to hydrate my lips and on days where I do put on lipstick, I put a light layer on before the lipstick. It helps keep lips smooth and moist no matter what type of lipstick I apply on top of it (especially because I do prefer more matte lipsticks). For night time my favorite is the Blistex Lip Medex. My friend Dani gave me this for my birthday and said it was going to save my lips and she was right! On nights when my lips are gross, chapped, in pain, dry I put a thick layer of this before bed and in the morning my lips feel brand new!
Best Eye Catching Red
I know this is going to sound insane, but I have never purchased a red lipstick by itself before! I have a few that came in make up sets, but I never purchased one alone before. I've only ever worn a red lip out a few times before, but my favorite one when I did was Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate. I got this in the Sephora Give Me More Lip set that they were offering this past holiday season. Don't let the name fool you, it's a bright, rich red color. It's very eye catching and comfortable to wear! The color shines through with just one layer and lasts a long time.
Best Luxury Lipstick
I know when you say luxury it normally means Chanel or YSL, but I don't own any of those brands, so I'm picking Urban Decay Revolution Lipsticks. I own them in the shades Naked 2 and Liar. These lipsticks are one of my favorite formulas ever. They are super creamy (you don't even need a lip balm underneath), highly pigmented and last a long time. I always make sure when I have a coupon or discount when I buy any lipsticks, but I can say I believe these are worth more than a drug store price tag because of their quality (and I do not say that often!).
Best Drugstore Lipstick
I am the queen of drug store beauty products so you think it would have been hard for me to pick a favorite lipstick, but it was actually a no brainer for me. My favorite are Wet N Wild Fergie Collection lipsticks. My favorite shades are Bebot Love and Fergie Daily (nudes of course!). These lipsticks have amazing pigmentation and last for a very long time! They are creamy when you apply them, but they can get a little drying over time, so I normally do put some lip balm on before applying. These are great with lip glosses or on their own. As you can see from the picture, I wear these often and I have back ups just in case they ever discontinue them! My only tiny complaint about these might be that they packaging is cheap (as you can see by the words almost gone from the one tube!) but the lipstick is so good, I don't care!
Best Mac Lipstick
I have had a favorite Mac lipstick for over a year, but just recently another one came along that has tied it. So now I have two favorites- Honey Love and Enchanted One. Enchanted One was a limited edition from the Alluring Aquatic line. They are both matte formulas (which are my favorite for most lipsticks). I normally wear a lip balm underneath both of these, but they are both highly pigmented and go beautifully with most shades of lip glosses.
Liner- Yes or No?
On a daily basis I do not wear a lip liner, but that's mainly just because of time constraints. I'm normally in a hurry in the morning so lip liner is a step I normally skip. But for special occasions I do wear it. I think it helps keep my color lasting longer. When I do wear it my favorites are Rimmel Exaggerate in the shades Eastend Snob and Innocent and NYX Retractable Lip Liner in Natural and Nude.
This is another category where I had to cheat because I could not pick just one! My two favorites are NYX Butter Glosses and L'Oreal Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color. The butter glosses are my favorite for when I need something quick and on the go. I can through them on with any lipstick and they look amazing or I can even wear them alone for just some color with a beautiful shiney gloss look. And one of my favorite parts in the smell! They all smell like sweet cookies or cake! They recently came out with a bunch more colors, so there is a really wide range now. My favorites, which are pictured above are Tiramisu, Praline and Crème Brulee. The L'Oreal Color Riche have a more intense color than the NYX ones. I usually where these at more special occasions when I want my lip color to really pop. These are so pigmented that a lot of people wear them alone, but I prefer them with a lipstick because I think it helps them last longer. My favorite shades are Nude Ballet and Caramel Solo.
My two biggest disappointments when it comes to lip products were the NYX Butter lipsticks and the Too Face La Crème lipsticks. I feel so in love with the NYX butter glosses that I was beyond excited when I heard they were coming up with Butter lipsticks. I was hoping they would be just as amazing, but unfortunately I did not find them that great. First, I am not a fan of the color selection (AKA no nude colors). Also, I tried 3 different ones and each of the ones I tried I had to put on like 4 layers just to get a decent amount of color on my lips. And I also did not feel like they lasted long at all. So I was very disappointed in those. For the Too Faced ones, I did a lot of research online before deciding to try them since they have such a high price tag, but even with all my research I was let down. The colors are beautiful to swatch, but it was really hard to build up that color on your lips. Also, they were very creamy, but I feel like since they were so creamy, they did not stay on your lips for very long. After an hour (when I did not eat or drink anything) I could not even tell I put on any lip product. The best part about them was just the smell (they smell like marshmallows).
I thought the best thing to use for my something extra is the lip products I reach for more than any others in my collection. These are the ones that I will definitely be running out of before any others (and it's very rare that a lipstick addict actually finishes a lipstick!). Both of these lipsticks are just so easy to through on when I'm running late and I just want a bit of color on my lips. I know from the pictures they look like my typical nudes, but both of these actually are more of "your lips but better colors" when they are applied. These are Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil in Honey Berry and Rimmel #14 from the Kate Moss line. Both last a long time and do no need a lip balm underneath. I normally where them without a lip gloss because I'm just throwing them on as I run out the door, but they would pair well with a light pink or nude gloss also.
That's all for my Lipstick Product tag! I know that a lot of the shades that I picked were nudes, but I really love the formulas of all the ones I picked, so even if you do not like nude shades, I would still recommend any of these lip products in any of the shades you would prefer! If you did a video or blog post with this tag, please link it below! I love reading or watching posts about this tag!
Also, if you have any favorites you think I might like, please feel free to let me know in the comments or on my other social media accounts, I love trying new products from others recommendations! And please be sure to subscribe to me on Instagram and Twitter because that's where I post most of the sales/discounts/coupons I find on all the products I mentioned! Every product I purchased in this post I got with some kind of sale or coupon!
Happy Savings Everyone!